Post Tagged with: "net metering"

Duke Energy, solar industry agree on ‘Solar Choice Net Metering’ plan in South Carolina

Duke Energy, solar industry agree on ‘Solar Choice Net Metering’ plan in South Carolina

September 17, 2020 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy says it has reached an agreement with leading solar installers, environmental groups and renewable energy advocates that, if approved by regulators, will create long-term stability for the residential solar industry in South Carolina. The deal will provide options for customers while allowing the company to address increasing electric demandRead More

Berkshire Bank signs community solar net metering agreement with Nexamp

Berkshire Bank signs community solar net metering agreement with Nexamp

September 2, 2020 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

  Corporations and large organizations looking to embrace clean energy have a number of compelling options today, but a community solar subscription provides a unique opportunity in scale and savings potential, while helping to green the grid in the areas they work. Berkshire Bank, the largest community bank headquartered inRead More

New laws open the door for solar in Southwest Virginia

New laws open the door for solar in Southwest Virginia

June 15, 2020 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

The coal mining industry has been declining for decades in the far southwestern corner of Virginia, a trend made even worse of late due to the pandemic. The region has experienced a significant economic downturn as a result, with unemployment and poverty levels rising as no new opportunities have successfullyRead More

As Illinois nears the end of net metering, solar installers make the case that it’s too soon

As Illinois nears the end of net metering, solar installers make the case that it’s too soon

April 15, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

From the Energy News Network: Solar installers in Ameren Illinois’ territory have hit a key milestone, prompting a regulatory process with high stakes for the future of rooftop solar in the state. Illinois’ 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act calls for replacing retail net metering with a localized value-of-solar rate asRead More

Solar advocates in Iowa may have reached a net metering compromise with local utility

Solar advocates in Iowa may have reached a net metering compromise with local utility

March 5, 2020 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A proposal in Iowa, which still needs to pass in the legislature, would preserve net metering and let utilities recoup costs faster. After years of tussling over net metering rules, Iowa solar advocates and the state’s largest utility finally found common ground recently on one core point: They all wantRead More

Ipsun Solar hires government adviser to boost advocacy efforts in Virginia

Ipsun Solar hires government adviser to boost advocacy efforts in Virginia

January 13, 2020 at 3:57 pm 1 comment

Ipsun Solar, a premier solar installer in Northern Virginia, has brought on Alan S. Larsen as senior adviser for governmental and legal affairs. Among his initial endeavors, Larsen will coordinate the company’s effort to advocate for improved solar policy in Virginia. “So much of the progress on energy production andRead More

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

December 31, 2019 at 8:06 am Comments are Disabled

Looking back at 2019, if I had to pick a pun moniker for the solar industry (and I do), it wasn’t so much a ‘solar-coaster’ as it was a ‘solar derby.’ Established companies, technologies and ideas were all bashing into each other, forming alliances and finding other competitive edges toRead More

South Carolina set to lose a bunch of solar jobs, progress after setting insanely low solar rates

South Carolina set to lose a bunch of solar jobs, progress after setting insanely low solar rates

November 21, 2019 at 9:51 am 1 comment

The solar industry made South Carolina a priority this year. The state had outdated regulations that were holding back renewable energy demand. In May, state lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill that solved all of these issues. It lifted net metering caps, allowed for solar leases and much more. As partRead More

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Louisiana PSC votes to allow utilites to lower net metering payback rates

October 14, 2019 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) voted last month to lower the net metering rates energy companies must pay solar customers. The crusade to lower the value of home solar was led by Entergy, which will be decreasing its per kilowatt payback from 10 cents to 3.5 cents. This articleRead More

How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out

How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out

June 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Net energy metering (NEM) policies have played a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the United States. However, as installed solar capacity has increased, many utility companies have introduced changes to their NEM programs that reduce the value of distributed solar. Aurora usedRead More